I bought this dresser at an antique and estate sale shop. I liked it in black but the extra bedroom, which is going to be Ada's room, is in the back corner of the house and the citrus trees block a lot of the indirect light the room may get. So to brighten things up, I painted the dresser with Martha Stewart's Aegean Blue in eggshell.
In person, it's a bit more saturated in hue -- at least on my monitor.
What I used:
- 1 used dresser
- cheapo drop cloth to protect the floor
- medium grade sanding paper on a block
- 1 4" foam roller
- 1 1.5" angled brush for the tight spots
- one coat of Zinnser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 All Surface Primer
- 2 coats Martha Stewart Paint in Aegean Blue - eggshell finish
- Knobs - Anthropologie
What I should have done differently:
- More sanding on the drawer pull areas (the only part I sanded). The paint job the dresser came with was done with the pulls on, so there was paint buildup around the edges which I sanded down. I wasn't sure I was going to reattach the pulls, otherwise, I would have just left them on and painted around them.
- Tie your hair back if it is longer.
- If you use a brush, make sure the hairs aren't leaving the head and lodging themselves in your paint.
- After you put your drawers back in to take a picture, immediately take them back out again so they don't cure in place (thanks for saving my ass, dad!)
- Keep a damp rag with you to immediately hit spots that shouldn't have paint on them.